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Tulane football team uses open week as ‘bowl practice’ for younger players

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Tulane coach Curtis Johnson talks to quarterback Tanner Lee during a practice earlier this season. Tulane is using much of this open week to focus on younger players with an eye toward next season, Johnson said. Lee said he benefited from similar practices last season.

These are the practices most coaches relish. Every rising program focuses on these practices when stating the importance of reaching a bowl game and playing into December. Well, Tulane has a 3-8 record and isn’t going to a bowl, but it’s still getting the extra work in. Due to a scheduling quirk which allowed the Green Wave three… Continue reading →

Tulane women beat North Carolina State to remain unbeaten

Tulane’s women’s basketball team continued its surge Monday night as it defeated North Carolina State 60-51 at Devlin Fieldhouse. The Green Wave (4-0) took a 52-41 lead, the first double-figures advantage of the game, when Jamie Kaplan sank two free throws with 3:36 left. The Wolfpack cut the lead to 54-49 with about one… Continue reading →

Tulane and Temple to kick off at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane receiver Justyn Shackleford scores the first points in Yulman Stadium on a tipped pass from quarterback Tanner Lee on Sept. 6.

Tulane’s regular season finale against Temple will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 and be televised on ESPN2. Earlier that day, Tulane will host Mississippi State in men’s basketball at 1 p.m. in Devlin Fieldhouse. Parking for the basketball game will be available in Loyola Garage. The game will be available online at ESPN3.… Continue reading →

Tulane Monday Morning Rewind

Tulane's Dontrell Hilliard (26) is brought down by Aast Carolina's Terry Williams during an NCAA college football game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium  Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/The Daily Reflector, Scott Davis)

Coming up Tulane gets an open date before the season finale against Temple at Yulman Stadium, giving injured running backs Lazedrick Thompson and Sherman Badie a chance to heal. If they are close to 100 percent healthy on their sprained ankles, the Green Wave will have a much better shot at closing a frustrating year on… Continue reading →

Surging Tulane women welcome in N.C. State

With a win against a rival already secured, the Tulane women’s basketball team will face an N.C. State squad Monday that is enjoying a successful start of its own. Tulane (3-0) enters the 5 p.m. game in Devlin Fieldhouse after posting a 51-45 win at LSU on Wednesday, a victory that senior guard Jamie Kaplan said certainly will… Continue reading →

Tulane falls 34-6 at East Carolina

Associated Press/The Daily Reflector by SCOTT DAVIS -- East Carolina's Justin Hardy makes a catch as Tulane's Parry Nickerson tries to defend during the second quarter of Saturday's game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Hardy set the record for most career receptions in Football Bowl Subdivision history with the catch, and the Pirates won 34-6.

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Tulane stayed within shouting distance of heavily favored East Carolina until the final 10 minutes Saturday, but the Pirates just kept their feet on the gas. Shane Carden completed 31 of 44 passes for 358 yards and ran for another on the day teammate Justin Hardy set an NCAA record for receptions… Continue reading →

Tulane loses 34-6 to East Carolina, but Green Wave defense puts in solid effort

Associated Press/News & Observer photo by CHUCK LIDDY -- East Carolina wide receiver Justin Hardy races past a host of Tulane defenders  during the second quarter of Saturday's game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium  Saturday in Greenville, N.C.

GREENVILLE, N.C. — The margin of East Carolina’s 34-6 win over Tulane on Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium wasn’t really much of a surprise. The Green Wave’s bend-but-don’t break defense, however, kept Tulane within shouting distance for much of the game, and behind that defense were a few good numbers. ECU outgained the Green Wave… Continue reading →

Tulane comes out throwing against East Carolina, with mixed results

Associated Press/News & Observer photo by CHUCK LIDDY -- East Carolina linebacker Brandon Williams pressures Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee during the first quarter of Saturday's game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, N.C.

In a reversal from previous weeks, Tulane came out throwing against East Carolina during Saturday’s game in Greenville, N.C. Although Tanner Lee finished with a career-high 301 passing yards, the pass-happy offense did not produce a touchdown for the first time all year in the Green Wave’s 34-6 loss. The opening possession was a… Continue reading →

East Carolina 34, Tulane 6: Three and out

Associated Press/The Daily Reflector photo by SCOTT DAVIS -- East Carolina's Dayon Pratt, left, brings down Tulane's Leondre James during Saturday's game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, N.C.

1. WHAT WE LEARNED Tulane remained incapable of putting up enough points to hang with a good team. East Carolina, coming off a 54-46 loss to Cincinnati, limited the Green Wave to two field goals and one trip into the red zone. It was the seventh time in eight games Tulane scored 14 or fewer points.… Continue reading →

Tulane crushes SUNO 89-45

Tulane jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 89-45 victory over Southern University of New Orleans at Devlin Fieldhouse on Saturday night. Tulane (2-1) dominated the first matchup between these two New Orleans-area schools since 1976 from the opening tipoff and managed to put together its second consecutive victory of 40 or more points… Continue reading →

Seeking to salvage some late-season pride, Tulane visits prolific East Carolina

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  --   Memphis Tigers wide receiver Adrian Henderson (82) and Tulane Green Wave defensive tackle Sean Wilson (94) watch the ball bounce away after Royce LaFrance (48), on ground,  knocked the ball out for a fumble in the first quarter at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday November 15, 2014. Tulane recovered the ball.

Coming off a frustrating 38-7 homecoming loss to Memphis that guaranteed a sub-.500 record, Tulane is not exactly in a position of strength heading into its trip to East Carolina. The offense-minded Pirates hung 70 points on North Carolina at home earlier this year and are hopping mad about dropping two road games in a row to fall… Continue reading →

Four downs: Tulane at East Carolina

1. WHAT TO PLAY FOR? A year after contending for the Conference USA championship until the season’s final week, this year’s edition of Tulane football finds itself playing for pride with two games and three weeks remaining. Tulane was ensured of a losing season after its 38-7 loss to Memphis and must now head to the… Continue reading →

After first win, Tulane welcomes Southern-New Orleans

Looking to build on momentum from their first win, the Tulane men’s basketball team returns to Devlin Fieldhouse to host Southern-New Orleans for a 7 p.m. tip Saturday. The Green Wave (1-1) clicked in all facets of the game on Thursday in a 100-61 win over Mississippi Valley State. Tulane shot 59.7 percent (37-62), connected on 10-of-22… Continue reading →

Tulane chat with Advocate contributor Scott Kushner, Friday at 11 a.m.

Tulane linebacker Nico Marley, left, and Edward Williams, right, sack Houston quarterback Greg Ward, during the first half of an NCAA football game at TDECU Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

Get the latest information on all of Tulane's athletic teams in this chat with Advocate contributor Scott Kushner, Friday at 11 a.m. Click here to join the action.Continue reading →

Tulane receiver Justyn Shackleford reflects on disappointing season

Associated Press/News & Observer file photo by CHUCK LIDDY -- Tulane wide receiver Justyn Shackleford has 33 catches for 419 yards and two touchdowns this season.

Justyn Shackleford stood on the sideline Thursday morning and caught every pass wide receivers coach Keith Williams threw to him in a drill, even though fellow receiver Devon Breaux kept jumping in front to distract him. The problem for Shackleford — the lone veteran left among a kiddie corps of receivers — has been maintaining that consistency in… Continue reading →

Jay Hook-led Tulane rocks Miss. Valley

The scoreboard at Devlin Fieldhouse had some fresh bulbs to light. For the first time in 12 years, Tulane cracked triple-digits and lit up all three panels under the Green Wave’s name, during a 100-61 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Thursday night in Devlin Fieldhouse. Aaron Liberman’s last-minute layup ended the only suspense of the… Continue reading →

Tulane linebacker Edward Williams starting to mature

Associated Press/Houston Chronicle photo by CODY DUTY -- Tulane linebacker Edward Williams, right, a former Texas Tech signee whose mother wanted him to stay close to home, has 34 tackles and one interception this season.

Highly recruited linebacker Edward Williams was weighed down by too many factors to play fast after he signed with Tulane in 2013. He did not even want to be on campus, choosing the Green Wave out of local Warren Easton High only because his mom refused to sign his national letter of intent to Texas Tech, insisting… Continue reading →

Green Wave tries to bounce back from season-opening loss

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Louis Dabney, who scored 17 points in Monday's 71-49 loss to Wake Forest, was the only Tulane player in double digits. The Green Wave shot 1-of-20 on 3-pointers and made only three field goals in the second half. Dabney, a junior guard, said he thought the problems were mostly mental and jitters.

Louis Dabney didn’t try to search for silver linings or seek out the positives. What Tulane’s guard saw in a season-opening 71-49 loss to Wake Forest on Monday was disappointing and somewhat baffling. The stats backed him up. The Green Wave (0-1) was just 1-of-20 on 3-pointers, converted just three field goals… Continue reading →

Offensive lineman Keyshawn Mcleod commits to Tulane football team

Tulane’s football program added some muscle to its 2015 recruiting, landing the commitment of offensive lineman Keyshawn Mcleod on Tuesday afternoon. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound tackle from Port Charlotte, Florida, announced his intentions to join the Green Wave on Twitter just days after visiting the program during its 38-7 homecoming loss to Memphis. “The atmosphere of the whole… Continue reading →

Injuries mounting for Tulane running backs

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZCincinnati safety Zach Edwards  stops Tulane running back Sherman Badie in the first quarter on Oct. 31 at Yulman Stadium.

The sprained ankles that have bothered Tulane running backs Sherman Badie and Lazedrick Thompson got worse rather than better against Memphis. Badie, who rushed for 36 yards on 10 carries in the 38-7 loss, was limited in practice Tuesday as the Green Wave prepared for Saturday’s trip to East Carolina. Thompson, who had a team-best 70… Continue reading →

Curtis Johnson sticking with pro-style offense

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Tulane Green Wave quarterback Tanner Lee (12) scrambles for a one yard gain in the second quarter as Cincinnati Bearcats defensive end Brad Harrah (93) comes in for the tackle during pal at Yulman Stadium  in New Orleans, La. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

With Tulane languishing at 119th out of 125 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in scoring, coach Curtis Jonson fielded some tough questions about the direction of his offense Tuesday at his media luncheon. Johnson response was just as strong. Three years after bringing what he called the “Saints offense” to campus, he is staying the course.… Continue reading →

Wake Forest rolls past Tulane 71-49

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Tulane's Jonathan Stark, 2, jumps up to make a basket against Wake's Darius Leonard, 13, during a college basketball game between Tulane and Wake Forest at Tulane University in New Orleans on Monday, November 17, 2014.

There’s always optimism at the tip. Particularly when it’s the start of a new season, a new conference and even a new floor at Devlin Fieldhouse. But all of the freshness in the building may have turned on a team known for its shooting. Tulane made just 1-of-20 3-pointers while Wake Forest pounded the Green Wave… Continue reading →

‘Make some noise’

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Tulane sophomore guard Kajon Mack will play in a game for the first time in nearly 18 months when the Green Wave host Wake Forest on Monday night.

Kajon Mack doesn’t even need to speak to show how much this game means to him. Tulane’s redshirt sophomore guard only opens his eyes widely and smiles when asked about how much anticipation there is for Monday night. The proof is all over his face. Not only will Monday’s 7 p.m. tip-off… Continue reading →

New Orleans will host 2020 Women's Final Four

Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma makes a point to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UC Davis in Davis, Calif., Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Connecticut won 102-43. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Mark your calendars. The NCAA Women’s Final Four is heading back to New Orleans in 2020. The city will host the pinnacle of women’s college basketball for a record fourth time. The host committee is guaranteeing a “Party of Four like the NCAA has never experienced.” “We’ve got a long time to prepare, so… Continue reading →

Curtis Johnson says final two games give Tulane a chance to grow

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss (6) and cornerback Parry Nickerson (17) knock the ball away from Memphis receiver Adrian Henderson in the first quarter of Saturday's game at Yulman Stadium.

With nothing tangible to play for in its final two games, the Tulane football team will work on the intangibles after Saturday’s disappointing 38-7 homecoming loss to Memphis. The Green Wave (3-7, 2-4 American Athletic) is guaranteed to finish below .500 for the second time in coach Curtis Johnson’s three-year tenure and the 11th time in 12… Continue reading →

Tulane Monday Morning Rewind

Up next Assured of its 11th losing season in 12 years, Tulane (3-7, 2-4 American Athletic Conference) has the tough task of playing at East Carolina (6-3, 3-2). The Pirates and prolific senior QB Shane Carden will be looking to take out the frustration of a last-second loss to Cincinnati that likely cost them a shot… Continue reading →

Memphis manhandles Tulane 38-7, ensuring the Green Wave will not become bowl-eligible

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane tight end Charles Jones pulls in a Tanner Lee pass before Memphis linebackers Leonard Pegues and Tank Jakes can make the tackle at Yulman Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

The sun gleamed across Yulman Stadium on a cloudless, 60-degree Saturday afternoon as fans filled up a sold-out crowd, brimming with optimism. This was the homecoming Tulane waited 40 years to see. It took two offensive snaps for reality to smack the Green Wave in the face. Quarterback Tanner Lee, a week removed from… Continue reading →

Tulane defense stands tall against Memphis, even in a 38-7 loss

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane defensive end Royce LaFrance dislodges the ball from Memphis wide receiver Adrian Henderson during the first quarter of Saturday's game at Yulman Stadium. Tulane recovered the ball but the Wave offense failed to covert the turnover into points.

Defensive tackle Tanzel Smart sacked Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch twice in three downs midway through the third quarter Saturday, running Tulane’s tackles for loss to a whopping 10. One problem. The Green Wave trailed by 17 points at the time and didn’t score until late in the fourth quarter of its 38-7 loss.… Continue reading →

Tulane undone by five turnovers in 38-7 loss to Memphis

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  --  Memphis Tigers defensive back Andrew Gaines (28) intercepts a Tulane Green Wave quarterback Tanner Lee (12) pass during the first quarte at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday November 15, 2014.

Tulane, which entered its homecoming game against Memphis in a tie for 18th nationally in turnover margin at plus-7, won’t be anywhere near that spot next week. The Green Wave tied its season high with five turnovers during its 38-7 loss Saturday at Yulman Stadium, and the cavalcade of errors started right away when quarterback Tanner Lee… Continue reading →

Memphis 38, Tulane 7: Three and out

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss (6) and cornerback Parry Nickerson (17) knock the ball away from Memphis receiver Adrian Henderson in the first quarter of Saturday's game at Yulman Stadium.

1. WHAT WE LEARNED If there were any doubt that the Superdome was less suitable for Tulane football than Yulman Stadium, it was erased Saturday. A picture-perfect day and a sellout homecoming crowd (which actually showed up for the most part) made a beautiful combination. Then the game began, and the Green Wave showed it is… Continue reading →